imported fire ant


Definition of imported fire ant

: either of two mound-building South American fire ants (Solenopsis richteri and S. invicta) introduced into the southeastern U.S. that are agricultural pests and can produce stings requiring medical attention

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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imported fire ant

im·​port·​ed fire ant | \ im-ˈpȯrt-əd-ˈfī(ə)r-ˌant How to pronounce imported fire ant (audio) \

Medical Definition of imported fire ant

: either of two mound-building South American fire ants of the genus Solenopsis (S. invicta and S. richteri) that have been introduced into the southeastern United States, are agricultural pests, and can inflict stings requiring medical attention

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